Removing Excess Leather Near the Stitch Line

Using sharp, thin scissors you can cut off excess leather near the stitch line. This method avoids the undesired shallow cut left in the base material when removing excess leather with an exacto blade.

Using sharp, thin scissors you can cut off excess leather near the stitch line. This method avoids the undesired shallow cut left in the base material when removing excess leather with an exacto blade.

Begin by making one cut with the scissors near the stitch line.

Begin by making one cut with the scissors near the stitch line.

Continue by cutting the rest of the leather along the stitch line using the scissors like a cutting blade - push in one cutting motion.

Continue by cutting the rest of the leather along the stitch line using the scissors like a cutting blade - push in one cutting motion.